Kodak Xtralife 30 x Alkaline button cell batteries £1 @ Poundland
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Kodak Xtralife 30 x Alkaline button cell batteries £1 @ Poundland

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Posted 7th NovAvailable: National, South East, South, South West, London, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
30 PACK 5 OF EACH SIZE AG1 AG3 AG4 AG10 AG12 AG13.
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I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of the range motors to a pack of button batteries from Poundland. Then we get the people who don't think an item is worthy of a post because they have been buying them for the past two years at the price shown in the deal - did you post them on here when you first discovered them - probably not.
Thank you OP for taking the time and trouble to list.
Like most batteries they leak when flat and are left in that state for sometime in the appliance.
it's a pack of batteries for a quid, we'll probably only use one size/type and the rest will sit in the drawer until they don't work anymore, and if they aren't any good you'll soon know as you will have to replace them again - worst can happen is you've wasted a quid
Edited by: "astramondeo" 8th Nov
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If they are a £1 they are worth a £1.
Marwood_Withnail07/11/2019 19:56

If they are a £1 they are worth a £1.


Pretty sure that goes against the philosophy of this site
Marwood_Withnail07/11/2019 19:56

If they are a £1 they are worth a £1.


Does that go for everything that’s a £1 in Poundland or just these batteries?
These have been in Poundland for months.Standard price.
Not a hot deal as that's the idea of Poundland
Grabo07/11/2019 21:13

Not a hot deal as that's the idea of Poundland


Thank you.
Grabo07/11/2019 21:13

Not a hot deal as that's the idea of Poundland


One less thing for you to consider buying then
I wouldn't put these batteries in any decent watches, they wont last as long as silver oxide and will also possibly leak. Which can kill the quartz movement.
Proper silver oxide batteries from brands like Renata can be bought for only 1 or 2 pounds each.
No need to get so defensive I just thought hot deals were meant to be deals you can't get every day
Marwood_Withnail07/11/2019 19:56

If they are a £1 they are worth a £1.


1)It's not a deal, this is just the price they are.
2) All them for that price. I would think they are crap batteries.
Grabo07/11/2019 21:55

No need to get so defensive I just thought hot deals were meant to be …No need to get so defensive I just thought hot deals were meant to be deals you can't get every day


I’m not getting defensive it’s only a £1 deal. Just thought someone might not have spotted them and may be interested. If not then no sweat
stamfordblue07/11/2019 20:39

These have been in Poundland for months.Standard price.


Years. I bought them 2 years back lol
Biker.Jeff07/11/2019 21:52

I wouldn't put these batteries in any decent watches, they wont last as …I wouldn't put these batteries in any decent watches, they wont last as long as silver oxide and will also possibly leak. Which can kill the quartz movement.Proper silver oxide batteries from brands like Renata can be bought for only 1 or 2 pounds each.


I have used these batteries in a range of watches. I can't comment on the relative length these last. What I can say is I have experienced no problems with them, and they have lasted a considerable battery life. I see no reason that they should be prone to leakage.
Even if these were 50p I wouldn't buy them. IMO, I wouldn't go anywhere near the batteries Kodak put their name to. If you don't want your device ruined with leaking batteries, stay away from them at all costs.
Darter07/11/2019 23:13

Even if these were 50p I wouldn't buy them. IMO, I wouldn't go anywhere …Even if these were 50p I wouldn't buy them. IMO, I wouldn't go anywhere near the batteries Kodak put their name to. If you don't want your device ruined with leaking batteries, stay away from them at all costs.


I've had some really bad AA etc batteries with Kodak on them but I've never had a problem with anyone's cheap button batteries. Maybe they don't last as long but in scales, remotes, electric candles and other little things they seem to do the job fine.
rivellangel07/11/2019 23:32

I've had some really bad AA etc batteries with Kodak on them but I've …I've had some really bad AA etc batteries with Kodak on them but I've never had a problem with anyone's cheap button batteries. Maybe they don't last as long but in scales, remotes, electric candles and other little things they seem to do the job fine.


I haven;t had any experience of the button batteries. However, as an Electronics Engineer, I have lost count of the Electronic devices/gadgets ruined by the premature leaking of the usual sizes of Kodak batteries. Based on this experience I have to tar them all with the same brush I'm afraid and wouldn't risk any Kodak batteries at any price.
I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of the range motors to a pack of button batteries from Poundland. Then we get the people who don't think an item is worthy of a post because they have been buying them for the past two years at the price shown in the deal - did you post them on here when you first discovered them - probably not.
Thank you OP for taking the time and trouble to list.
Like most batteries they leak when flat and are left in that state for sometime in the appliance.
it's a pack of batteries for a quid, we'll probably only use one size/type and the rest will sit in the drawer until they don't work anymore, and if they aren't any good you'll soon know as you will have to replace them again - worst can happen is you've wasted a quid
Edited by: "astramondeo" 8th Nov
jayonline8507/11/2019 22:15

I’m not getting defensive it’s only a £1 deal. Just thought someone …I’m not getting defensive it’s only a £1 deal. Just thought someone might not have spotted them and may be interested. If not then no sweat


Thanks for posting mate, I, and I'm pretty sure and a lot more, are grateful to you for taking the time and trouble to post. You will always find someone who has seen the item your listing before - but have they taken the trouble to post them up?
astramondeo08/11/2019 05:36

I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of …I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of the range motors to a pack of button batteries from Poundland. Then we get the people who don't think an item is worthy of a post because they have been buying them for the past two years at the price shown in the deal - did you post them on here when you first discovered them - probably not.Thank you OP for taking the time and trouble to list.Like most batteries they leak when flat and are left in that state for sometime in the appliance. it's a pack of batteries for a quid, we'll probably only use one size/type and the rest will sit in the drawer until they don't work anymore, and if they aren't any good you'll soon know as you will have to replace them again - worst can happen is you've wasted a quid




Unlike most batteries, Kodak (modern day Flying Bomb) batteries are terrible and leak much earlier and more often than others. The worst that can happen isn't really wasting a quid. The issue is leaking and the worst that can happen is that you wreck £50+ value of Smart TV remote control or risk these button batteries leaking in a £50+ watch.
bargainhunter105908/11/2019 06:38

Unlike most batteries, Kodak (modern day Flying Bomb) batteries are …Unlike most batteries, Kodak (modern day Flying Bomb) batteries are terrible and leak much earlier and more often than others. The worst that can happen isn't really wasting a quid. The issue is leaking and the worst that can happen is that you wreck £50+ value of Smart TV remote control or risk these button batteries leaking in a £50+ watch.


Thanks for that - I think if I was replacing batteries in a +£50 watch or remote control I would be looking at buying better quality batteries. To be honest all the remotes I have use either aa or aaa batteries - I only now fit alkaline batteries (including Kodak) to remotes mainly because they have a longer life.
astramondeo08/11/2019 05:48

Thanks for posting mate, I, and I'm pretty sure and a lot more, are …Thanks for posting mate, I, and I'm pretty sure and a lot more, are grateful to you for taking the time and trouble to post. You will always find someone who has seen the item your listing before - but have they taken the trouble to post them up?


Thanks There seems to be people who are knowledgeable about batteries here, I don’t have a clue, I googled Kodak battery reviews before posting and can’t find much negativity about them and most reviews are a 4 out of 5 star. Never had a problem with the cheapest unbranded button batteries myself like but others unfortunately may have done with the Kodak ones.
Grabo07/11/2019 21:55

No need to get so defensive I just thought hot deals were meant to be …No need to get so defensive I just thought hot deals were meant to be deals you can't get every day


You'll get used to it. If something isn't reduced from £350 to £1.50 buy one get one free with quidco, then it's not classed as a deal by many on here.
astramondeo08/11/2019 07:20

Thanks for that - I think if I was replacing batteries in a +£50 watch or …Thanks for that - I think if I was replacing batteries in a +£50 watch or remote control I would be looking at buying better quality batteries. To be honest all the remotes I have use either aa or aaa batteries - I only now fit alkaline batteries (including Kodak) to remotes mainly because they have a longer life.


You and I appreciate that better quality batteries are a must in devices that matter but unfortunately, a lot of the elderly and uninformed people who use the Pound shop see the Kodak AA / AAA and the button batteries as a bargain of the century compared to the well over priced decent quality batteries. I'm not trying to shoot the messenger, just attempting to enlighten people on what they could be letting themselves in for if they buy Kodak batteries in general. I personally steer well clear of them.
bargainhunter105908/11/2019 08:01

You and I appreciate that better quality batteries are a must in devices …You and I appreciate that better quality batteries are a must in devices that matter but unfortunately, a lot of the elderly and uninformed people who use the Pound shop see the Kodak AA / AAA and the button batteries as a bargain of the century compared to the well over priced decent quality batteries. I'm not trying to shoot the messenger, just attempting to enlighten people on what they could be letting themselves in for if they buy Kodak batteries in general. I personally steer well clear of them.


Thanks again - spot on - I must admit I'm getting on myself and I think people associate Kodak with the old days when they had an excellent reputation in the photography world, but fully appreciate the brand name has been sold on and is being put on goods that perhaps do not come up to their original standards. Think the same has happened with other brand names, Ever Ready for one.
Bought something similar before and the batteries were terrible, some had 0 charge
Grabo07/11/2019 21:13

Not a hot deal as that's the idea of Poundland


Meh I think people are paying £3 for these all day long on eBay this being shown might help people
nicmall08/11/2019 07:54

You'll get used to it. If something isn't reduced from £350 to £1.50 buy o …You'll get used to it. If something isn't reduced from £350 to £1.50 buy one get one free with quidco, then it's not classed as a deal by many on here.


Not saying silly things like that just a deal has to be an actual deal to be classed as a deal
Gumbon08/11/2019 10:25

Meh I think people are paying £3 for these all day long on eBay this being …Meh I think people are paying £3 for these all day long on eBay this being shown might help people


Yeah but it wasn't mentioned therefore in my opinion this isn't a hot deal but each to there own
Grabo08/11/2019 10:39

Not saying silly things like that just a deal has to be an actual deal to …Not saying silly things like that just a deal has to be an actual deal to be classed as a deal


I only posted it because someone might be looking for some cheap batteries. It’s not an offer but it is cheaper than the £6.99 ones on Amazon and the £3 ones on eBay. It might not be a hot deal to you but it may be to someone else. Sometimes I come on HUKD and search for an item I’m buying to see if someone’s posted it for cheaper, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a deal for me but a lower price than what I’ve seen is great. If there’s something wrong with the post or it’s misleading then I’m sure it will be removed. If it’s helped someone then great, if it hasn’t then no biggie. It’s just a post about £1 batteries that I found it to be a good deal in comparison to other websites selling the exact same thing.
jayonline8508/11/2019 10:59

I only posted it because someone might be looking for some cheap …I only posted it because someone might be looking for some cheap batteries. It’s not an offer but it is cheaper than the £6.99 ones on Amazon and the £3 ones on eBay. It might not be a hot deal to you but it may be to someone else. Sometimes I come on HUKD and search for an item I’m buying to see if someone’s posted it for cheaper, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a deal for me but a lower price than what I’ve seen is great. If there’s something wrong with the post or it’s misleading then I’m sure it will be removed. If it’s helped someone then great, if it hasn’t then no biggie. It’s just a post about £1 batteries that I found it to be a good deal in comparison to other websites selling the exact same thing.


Exactly - that's what HUKD is all about - we all have a different idea of what a bargain is, depending on your needs at the time. I read posts and decide for myself, and even do a bit of research to see if it can be bought elsewhere for less. Now that's fine, if I do find a better deal for the same item, I'll put a comment on, but won't knock the poster for putting it on in the first place. The beauty of this site is that some people may have experience of the item and can add their experience, whether good or bad, and that is valued by others.
Don't knock the posters, be grateful they take the time and trouble to post in the first place and if you can add something to help others decide, please do so.
I'm pretty sure bigclive has stated he's found Kodak batteries prone to leaking, but as he has so many videos I'd need to hunt through Youtube Pretty sure he meant the AA/AAA cells though.

Also, I've seen a few members of Watchseek state NOT to use Alkaline button batteries in watches - apparently they will leak - and to stay with trusted brands such as Renata (Silver Oxide).

This has been in Poundland all day long, previously it was under their Fusiomax brand, for years and years.
louiselouise08/11/2019 11:39

I'm pretty sure bigclive has stated he's found Kodak batteries prone to …I'm pretty sure bigclive has stated he's found Kodak batteries prone to leaking, but as he has so many videos I'd need to hunt through Youtube Pretty sure he meant the AA/AAA cells though.Also, I've seen a few members of Watchseek state NOT to use Alkaline button batteries in watches - apparently they will leak - and to stay with trusted brands such as Renata (Silver Oxide).This has been in Poundland all day long, previously it was under their Fusiomax brand, for years and years.


Indeed, the members on WUS tend to be knowledgeable about watches and what batteries to use. Decent silver oxide batteries aren't even that expensive, only a pound or two each. Apart from not leaking they last longer so its less times you have to open the watch.
Why all the concentration on watches? I wouldn't use these in a watch, except in an emergency, but plenty of other devices take small button cell batteries. Keyring torches, for example, often use 3 x AG3. I woudn't want to get stung for £1 each for three batteries to put in a 99p torch.

The problem I have with these and similar packs is that you'll use all the AG3's (or whatever your device uses) and be left with a whole load which will sit in a drawer for 10 years and then need to be disposed of.
I only ever seem to use the CR2032 type.
Darter08/11/2019 00:02

I haven;t had any experience of the button batteries. However, as an …I haven;t had any experience of the button batteries. However, as an Electronics Engineer, I have lost count of the Electronic devices/gadgets ruined by the premature leaking of the usual sizes of Kodak batteries. Based on this experience I have to tar them all with the same brush I'm afraid and wouldn't risk any Kodak batteries at any price.


I also learned this the hard way. Several of my kids' toys got destroyed by Kodak AA's/AAA's. I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot barge pole. No idea if the buttons cells are similar, I wouldn't chance that brand name.
Dodge6208/11/2019 15:08

Why all the concentration on watches?

Watches were mentioned earlier in the thread and it reminded me about alkaline batteries coming with warnings - useful to know if you have a few quartz watches and don't want to ruin them, surely (?).

I'm pretty sure, as I said, bigclive's concerns were about Kodak AA/AAA cells leaking, not these button batteries, but the brand does seem to have a bit of a reputation for being leak-prone. It even comes up on Google when you type "kodak battery".

Do I buy them? Sure I do - I tend to use the Kodak batteries in clocks (zinc oxide). One of my Humax remotes has Alkalines in it (not leaked yet).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Nov
astramondeo08/11/2019 08:21

Thanks again - spot on - I must admit I'm getting on myself and I think …Thanks again - spot on - I must admit I'm getting on myself and I think people associate Kodak with the old days when they had an excellent reputation in the photography world, but fully appreciate the brand name has been sold on and is being put on goods that perhaps do not come up to their original standards. Think the same has happened with other brand names, Ever Ready for one.


Yes the original Kodak company filed for bankruptcy in 2012 as it never succeeded with digital photography and online photo-sharing. Few people actually print their snaps anymore! Apparently the company that now owns the name isn't doing well financially either.
This was poundland ages ago, not anything new or deal. Only if they sell the batteries separately as some are not commonly used.
astramondeo08/11/2019 05:36

I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of …I love HUKD - how it turns up experts in every field, ranging from top of the range motors to a pack of button batteries from Poundland. Then we get the people who don't think an item is worthy of a post because they have been buying them for the past two years at the price shown in the deal - did you post them on here when you first discovered them - probably not.Thank you OP for taking the time and trouble to list.Like most batteries they leak when flat and are left in that state for sometime in the appliance. it's a pack of batteries for a quid, we'll probably only use one size/type and the rest will sit in the drawer until they don't work anymore, and if they aren't any good you'll soon know as you will have to replace them again - worst can happen is you've wasted a quid

..and possibly the cost of the watch
rapid8508/11/2019 16:10

I also learned this the hard way. Several of my kids' toys got destroyed …I also learned this the hard way. Several of my kids' toys got destroyed by Kodak AA's/AAA's. I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot barge pole. No idea if the buttons cells are similar, I wouldn't chance that brand name.


Interesting, GP batteries are the only ones I've had leak that were in date (a few times). I think they're highly regarded as well.
Edited by: "Marzman" 8th Nov
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